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  • Archaeological Artefacts as Material Cultureby Linda Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated,  Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through... more...

  • Archaeological Ethicsby Karen D. Vitelli; Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 45.99

    Looting. Reburial and repatriation. Relations with native peoples. Professional conduct. The second edition of Archaeological Ethics combines compelling articles on these topics written for a general audience with valuable teaching aids. The updated articles provide a fascinating introduction to the issues faced every day in archaeological practice.... more...

  • An Archaeological Evolutionby Stanley South

    Springer US 2006; US$ 109.00

    Stanley South has been a leading figure not only in historical archaeology but also in anthropological archaeology. His work (both past and present) has put him in the forefront of monumental changes in American archaeology in the last 40 years. His personal perseverance in field archaeology has also been an inspiration to new and burgeoning archaeologists... more...

  • Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practiceby Andrew Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    This 2001 book considers the divide between 'scientific' and 'theoretical' archaeology, and suggests that they are not necessarily conflicting. more...

  • Archaeological Theory in Europeby Ian Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures this spirit of debate as contributors from a wide... more...

  • Archaeological Typology and Practical Realityby William Y. Adams; Ernest W. Adams

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 48.00

    A study of the various ways in which field archaeologists set about making and using classifications to meet a variety of practical needs. more...

  • Archaeologies of Textby Matthew T. Rutz; Morag Kersel

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 22.50

    Scholars working in a number of disciplines - archaeologists, classicists, epigraphers, papyrologists, Assyriologists, Egyptologists, Mayanists, philologists, and ancient historians of all stripes - routinely engage with ancient textual sources that are either material remains from the archaeological record or historical products of other connections... more...

  • Archaeologyby Paul Bahn; Bill Tidy

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology-a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract... more...

  • Archaeologyby Paul Bahn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract... more...

  • Archaeologyby Bjørnar Olsen; Michael Shanks; Timothy Webmoor; Christopher Witmore

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big... more...